SELMA, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Selma Police Department announced the arrests of more than 100 people as part of "Operation Blue Shield."
The arrests happened over a 4-week period in response to a 36% spike in violent crime in March that included a murder, several shootings and unsuccessful kidnapping at Abraham Lincoln Middle School.
Charges in the arrests included assault with a deadly weapon, home invasion auto theft and possession of illegal weapons.
As a result of the operation, Selma Police say violent crime has dropped 66%.
'Operation Blue Shield' reducing crime in Selma
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